THE SRI LANKA MEDICAL ASSOCIATION - Medical Congress 133rd Anniversary International Virtual

 
THE SRI LANKA MEDICAL ASSOCIATION - Medical Congress 133rd Anniversary International Virtual
THE SRI LANKA MEDICAL ASSOCIATION

    133rd Anniversary International Virtual
              Medical Congress

“Professional Development for Quality Enhancement of
     Healthcare: Beyond the COVID-19 Pandemic”

                  24th – 26th July 2020

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THE SRI LANKA MEDICAL ASSOCIATION

    133rd Anniversary International Virtual
              Medical Congress

“Professional Development for Quality Enhancement of
     Healthcare: Beyond the COVID-19 Pandemic”

                    24th – 26th July 2020
          No. 06, Wijerama Mawatha, Colombo 07

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CONTENTS
01   Message from the President

02   Message from the Honorary Secretary

04
     Message from Hon. Minister of Health and
     Indigenous Medical Services

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     Message from the Secretary – Ministry of Health & Indigenous
     Medical Services

06   Message from Director General of Health Services

07   Message from the Guest of Honour

08   The Sri Lanka Medical Association Council 2020

10   The Steering Committee

12   Programme at a Glance

15   Programme in Detail

38   Orations

45   Faculty

52   Summary of Presentations

69   List of Oral Presentations

75   List of Poster Presentations

04   Partners and Sponsors

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MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
SRI LANKA MEDICAL ASSOCIATION

                                                          dented degree of uncertainty worldwide. Experts
                                                          predict that life now would not be the same as in the
                                                          pre-COVID era. Continuing Medical Education (CME)
                                                          and Continuous Professional Development (CPD), are
                                                          not exceptions in this regard. The digital and techno-
                                                          logical transformation of CME and CPD is accelerated
                                                          due to the challenges of adapting to the post-COVID
                                                          New Normal.

                                                          The SLMA took a bold decision to go ahead with the
                                                          congress considering our responsibility towards CPD
                                                          and CME. This congress may be the only opportunity
                                                          for medical professionals, allied health professionals
                                                          and students in Sri Lanka to present their research
                                                          findings at an international conference during 2020.
                                                          Pre-conference workshops, a Keynote Address, Sym-
                                                          posia and Guest Lectures have been planned, consid-
   Professor Indika Karunathilake                         ering the need to adapt to the New Normal. In the
                                                          process of developing policy and regulatory frame-
                                                          works and public health interventions, the SLMA has
In April 2005, SLMA NEWS, the Newsletter of the Sri       utilized the expertise within itself, to bring together
Lanka Medical Association carried the Editor’s note,      multiple stakeholders on to a single platform. The
“SLMA Sessions Totally Virtual - A Dream or Reality”.     congress will give us an opportunity to listen to, en-
That prediction I made 15 years ago, as the then Edi-     gage with and learn from experts and practitioners
tor of the SLMA, has now become a reality. Tthe           on best practices adopted to mitigate these challeng-
133rd Anniversary International Medical Congress of       es.
the Sri Lanka Medical Association is being held as a
virtual on-line conference from 24th to 26th July 2020,   The challenges faced when organising this year’s con-
and webcast worldwide from the historic Wijerama          gress were immense, including the acquisition of
House in Colombo.                                         hardware, training human resources, availability of
                                                          low cost/free software solutions. This was complicat-
Established in 1887, the SLMA is the oldest profes-       ed further by the current global and national financial
sional medical association in Asia and Australasia. It    crisis. My heartfelt gratitude goes to everyone who
has contributed immensely towards the betterment          contributed towards the success of the congress, in-
of health of the nation over the years. During this       cluding the Guests of Honour, the Resource Persons,
global COVID-19 pandemic, the SLMA helped to con-         Organizing Committee, SLMA staff, sponsors and very
tain the spread of COVID-19 in Sri Lanka by creating      specially, all the participants.
awareness among the public and by playing a pivotal
role in the formulation of interim guidelines for         With over 400 registered participants, and the exper-
screening and management of patients. It has taken        tise provided by local and international resource per-
a lead in advocacy initiatives of safety protocols and    sons, this is going to be a landmark global event.
continues to work closely with Sri Lankan authorities
and international organisations to ensure the wellbe-     Thank you.
ing of Sri Lankan citizens.
                                                          Professor Indika Karunathilake
COVID-19 has inflicted an unexpected and unprece-
                                                          President – Sri Lanka Medical Association
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   MESSAGE FROM THE HONORARY SECRETARY
   SRI LANKA MEDICAL ASSOCIATION

                                    Dr. Sumithra Tissera

    It is indeed a pleasure and a privilege to welcome you to the 133 rd Anniversary International Medi-
    cal Congress of the Sri Lanka Medical Association (SLMA) in 2020 held from 24th to 26th July 2020 at
    the Dr. NDW Lionel Memorial Auditorium, Wijerama House, Colombo.

    The ability of the SLMA to combine and connect medical officers of diverse grades and various spe-
    cialties will be utilized to create a suitable platform where all can communicate and work towards
    a better post-COVID era.

    In order to respect the current regulations especially social distancing and concepts of respiratory
    etiquette this years’ congress will be held as a virtual conference with very minimal physical partic-
    ipation. This will facilitate and ensure more participation in these difficult times. Thus the SLMA is
    one of the first of organizations in Sri Lanka to launch, not merely a lecture or seminar, but a com-
    plete congress on an online platform.

    Though this much anticipated event will be curtailed due to the current circumstances, the spirit of
    the occasion and the exchange of knowledge and ideas will surely thrive in this new platform. This
    year, as in the preceding years, a fascinating and thought-provoking line up has been arranged by
    us. This year’s programme intends as always, to create a discourse and sharing of ideas from the
    different corners of the world.

    The main academic programme is to be delivered through one Keynote Address, eight Main Sym-
    posia and six Guest Lectures. In addition, there will be three Orations and the much-acclaimed
    Doctors’ Concert

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The concert will ensure that the camaraderie and joy of this programme is maintained in spite of
the restrictions. The SLMA Oration will be delivered at the Inauguration Ceremony and will be
followed by the Professor N D W Lionel Memorial Oration and Dr. S C Paul Oration during the
conference.

This year, in organizing this annual event, it is indeed evident that we at the SLMA have had to
rise up in times of adversity and overcome many obstacles. As such, rising above these obstacles
has been a collective effort under the able guidance and leadership of the President SLMA, Pro-
fessor Indika Karunathilake, who has lead the team through the adversity of a pandemic and
emerged by organizing one of the foremost web-based conferences in Sri Lanka. Under his advice
and guidance, the objectives were met and decisions were made with ease, while at all times en-
suring that team work played a pivotal role. His efforts were complemented by the Vice President
of the SLMA Professor Manuj Weerasinghe, whose knowledge and untiring efforts added further
colour to this congress. Co-editors of the Ceylon Medical Journal and the Editorial Board have to
be commended for reviewing the many abstracts well within the deadline given by us.

I would also like to extend my appreciation to all the members of the Congress Organizing Com-
mittee, the Editors of the Proceedings Book, Assistant Secretaries and members of the Council.
This event would not have been possible without the support and efforts of them as well as the
membership of the SLMA and the ever helpful supportive staff of the SLMA.

I would like to express our gratitude to all our sponsors including the UN agencies for ensuring
that this event is a success.

Any event would not be a success without our participants who have submitted abstracts and
have registered for the congress. We sincerely hope that all of you will gain knowledge on many
health and non-health related topics during the two days of the conference.

As quoted by Kofi Annan, a former Secretary General of the United Nations, “Knowledge is pow-
er. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society in every fami-
ly.” As such, whilst wishing all delegates and participants a memorable conference I hope that all
of you will all take this opportunity to gain more knowledge to step towards progress.

Dr. Sumithra Tissera
Honorary Secretary - SLMA

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   Message from Honourable Minister of
   Health and Indigenous Medical Services

                               Hon. Pavithra Wanniarachchi
   The Sri Lanka Medical Association (SLMA), a professional and academic body dedicated to the medi-
   cal profession, is one of the foremost organizations of this nature in Asia. With a membership span-
   ning most of the medical officers of all grades and specialties it covers the diversity of the medical
   profession.

   The SLMA has played a role in the policy making and health planning of this nation since its incep-
   tion. We are extremely thankful to the ever-continuous role played by the SLMA in the health sector
   of Sri Lanka.

   During recent times with the COVID-19 pandemic playing a larger than life role in not just health but
   in all aspects of public life, the role played by SLMA is noteworthy. During this period of COIVD-19
   the advice, guidance and information given by the SLMA has been continuous and essential.

   The theme for this years’ congress “Professional Development for Quality Enhancement of
   Healthcare: Beyond the COVID-19 Pandemic” indicates the forethought that has gone into organizing
   this year’s event. It is indeed apt for the current scenario and truly in keeping with the times.

   I would like to take this opportunity to wish the Sri Lanka Medical Association all success in the 133 rd
   Anniversary International Medical congress and hope they will continue to go from strength to
   strength during the coming years and continue the partnership and collaboration with the Ministry
   of Health.

   Hon. Pavithra Wanniarachchi
   Honourable Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine, Sri Lanka

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Message from the Secretary - Ministry of
Health & Indigenous Medical Services

                                    Dr. S. H. Munasinghe
It is with great pleasure that I write this message, as the Secretary to the Ministry of Health & Indige-
nous Medical Services, for the 133th Anniversary International Medical Congress 2020 of the Sri
Lanka Medical Association (SLMA).

The SLMA, as the premier academic body of the medical professionals of Sri Lanka, has played a piv-
otal role in the current context of the COVID–19 Pandemic. Therefore, whilst congratulating them on
this occasion, I would also like to commend them on the theme of the congress to be held;
“Professional Development for Quality Enhancement of Healthcare, beyond the COVID–19 Pandem-
ic”.

Since its inception, the SLMA has played an important and necessary role in bringing together the
Medical Community. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that, during the situation of uncertainty cre-
ated by the COVID–19 Pandemic that the SLMA played an essential role in terms of medical educa-
tion, enhancement and sharing of knowledge, advice and guidance given to the health sector in its’
management.

The continuous guidance given by the SLMA, not only during the pandemic, but also to the health
sector during formulation of policies and guidelines, is much appreciated. Whilst extending my grati-
tude to the SLMA for playing such an essential role in the health sector of Sri Lanka I wish them suc-
cess in all future endeavours. I hope that the SLMA will continue working in collaboration with the
Ministry of Health and I would extend my fullest corporation to SLMA in such important activities to
develop the Health Sector of Sri Lanka.

Congratulations and all success to the SLMA and its membership for the 133 rd Anniversary Interna-
tional Medical Congress.

Dr. S. H. Munasinghe
Secretary, Ministry of Health and Indigenous Medical Services, Sri Lanka

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   Message from Director General of Health
   Services

                                             Dr. Anil Jasinghe
   The Sri Lanka Medical Association is a pioneer organization in the Asian region dedicated to medical
   professionals. As such it is indeed a moment of pride and joy to submit this message in the event of
   the 133rd Anniversary International Medical Congress.

   This year it is of more importance, given the theme of the congress, “Professional Development for
   Quality Enhancement of Healthcare, beyond the COVID-19 Pandemic” which is in keeping with the
   present situation the world-over.

   Given that the SLMA has worked closely with the Ministry of Health during this pandemic it is doubly
   a pleasure to be a part of the congress, which is in-essence a continuation of this good work.

   I am pleased to note that the SLMA has continued through the years to work in collaboration with
   our ministry to identify issues and problems in the healthcare system and assist in developing practi-
   cal solutions in terms of policies and guidelines and even in terms of implementation. We are grate-
   ful for this partnership with the Ministry of Health and hope that this will continue in the years to
   come.

   Congratulations and felicitations to the President, Council, and the membership of the SLMA on the
   occasion of the 133rd Anniversary Celebrations.

   I wish this event all success.

   Dr. Anil Jasinghe
   Director General Health Services

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Message from the Guest of Honour

It is my pleasure and a great honour to send this message to the 133rd Anniversary Scientific Medical
Congress of the Sri Lanka Medical Association (SLMA).

Established in 1887, SLMA is the oldest professional medical association in Asia and Australasia. It
has contributed immensely to develop the quality and professionalism of medical practitioners. I am
pleased to note that the SLMA has continued through the years to work in close collaboration with
various stakeholders. This has led to developing and implementing practical solutions to healthcare
issues. It has also taken a leading role in managing and mitigating health issues not only in Sri Lanka
but also in the region, as we can currently witness from the COVID 19 experience.

The theme for the 133rd congress - Professional development for the Quality enhancement of
Healthcare: Beyond the COVID-19 pandemic is very relevant and timely. The current COVID-19 crisis
has created many challenges to the healthcare professionals battling the pandemic in the frontlines.
The stresses of the possibility of getting infected or staying away from their families, providing opti-
mal care to patients, and long working hours under trying conditions, can lead to burnout and pose
challenges to one's professional practice. The congress will give us an opportunity to listen to, en-
gage with and learn from the experts and practitioners on best practices adopted to mitigate these
challenges. It is also interesting to note that for the first time in its history of SLMA, the 133rd Con-
gress will be held on an entirely virtual on-line platform. I must congratulate the SLMA leadership
and the Congress Organisers for taking this bold step in shaping the future of such medical congress-
es.

Congratulations and felicitations to the President, Council, and membership of the SLMA on the oc-
casion of the 133rd Anniversary Celebrations. I wish you all success and look forward to an inter-
esting and engaging conference.

With my sincere and warmest regards

Dujeepa D. Samarasekera
Director, Centre for Medical Education (CenMED), Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine,
National University of Singapore, National University Health System
Senior Consultant, Ministry of Health Singapore
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              SRI LANKA MEDICAL ASSOCIATION COUNCIL 2020

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    Seated Left to Right: Dr Asela Olupeliyawa, Dr Sarath Gamini de Silva, Dr Lucian Jayasuriya, Prof Wilfred Perera, Dr BJC Perera, Dr Anula Wijesundere, Prof Indika Karunathilake, Dr
    Padma Gunaratne, Prof MC Weerasinghe, Prof Vajira Dissanayake, Dr Pramilla Senanayake, Dr Kalyani Guruge, Dr Sumitra Tissera

    Standing Left to Right – 1st row: Dr Anuruddhika Rathnayake, Dr Nimani de Lanerolle, Dr Roshini Murugupillai, Dr Upeksha Samarakoon, Dr Chandan Athapaththu, Dr Eric De Zoy-
    sa, Dr Pandula Siribaddana, Dr Pamod Amarakoon, Dr Sankha Randeniya, Dr Surantha Perera, Dr Sajith Edirisinghe, Dr Sashika Sandaruwanie, Dr Thilina Wanigasekera, Dr Chiranthi
    K Liyanage, Prof Nirmala Wijekoon, Dr Udayangani Ramadasa

    Standing Left to Right – 2nd row: Dr Kapila Jayaratne, Dr Achala Jayathilleke, Dr Niroshan Lokunarangoda, Dr. Murali Vallipuranathan, Dr Inuka Kishara Gooneratne, Dr Clifford
    Perera, Dr Asitha Kosala Thannippuliarachchi

    Absent: Prof RM Mudiyanse, Prof A Pathmeswaran, Prof Senaka Rajapakse, Dr Yasas Abeywickrama, Dr Samath D Dharmaratne, Dr Christo Fernando, Dr Ruwan Ferdinando, Pro.
                                                                                                                                                                                           133rd ANNIVERSARY INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL CONGRESS

    Saroj Jayasinghe, Dr B Kumarendran, Prof Kumara Mendis, Dr RM Sanath Rajakaruna, Dr Sunil Seneviratne Epa
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                                 STEERING COMMITTEE 2020

 Seated Left to Right: Dr Sumitra Tissera, Dr Sarath Gamini de Silva, Dr BJC Perera, Prof Indika Karunathilake,
 Dr Padma Gunaratne, Prof MC Weerasinghe, Dr. Asela Olupeliyawa, Dr Kalyani Guruge

 Standing Left to Right – 1st row: Dr Chiranthi K Liyanage, Dr Sajith Edirisinghe, Dr Sankha Randeniya, Dr
 Pamod Amarakoon, Dr Nimani de Lanerolle

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                        PROGRAMME AT A GLANCE

                            Virtual Pre-Congress Workshops

   Workshop I    10th July 2020     12.00 noon – 02.00 pm    Microplastics in Sri Lanka & Human Health

                                                            Deans’ Round Table “Future of Medical Edu-
   Workshop II   12th July 2020     12.00 noon – 02.00 pm
                                                                             cation”

   Workshop      15th & 16th July                            Making an Effective Scientific Presentation
                                     08.15 am – 11.15 am
      III             2020                                              (By invitation only)

   Workshop
                 17th July 2020     12.00 noon – 02.00 pm   Recognition of medical degrees beyond 2023
      IV

   Workshop V    18th July 2020       8.00 am – 1.00 pm     Clinical Genomics for Medical Practitioners

   Workshop
                 20th July 2020     10.00 am – 12.00 noon              One Health Approach
      VI
                                                              International Year of the Nurse & the
   Workshop
                 22nd July 2020      09.00 am - 11.00 am     Midwife: Health Workforce Development
     VII
                                                                   beyond COVID-19 Pandemic

   Workshop                                                  Practical infection Prevention and Control
                 23rd July 2020      02.00 pm - 03.30 pm
     VIII                                                   Considerations in the Fight against COVID-19

                            DAY 1        -     Friday, 24th July 2020

                                                                      INAUGURATION
                 6.00 pm onwards                            Wijerama House, No 06, Wijerama Mawatha,
                                                                          Colombo 07

                                                                     The SLMA Oration
                                                            “Improving the care for children with thalas-
                        7.30 pm
                                                                        seamia in Sri Lanka”
                                                                   Professor Sachith Mettananda

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        Time                       Day 2 – Saturday, 25th July 2020
                                                        Keynote Address
                             Challenges in Healthcare Delivery in the area of Professionalism in the
 09.00 am – 09.30 am
                                                          “New Normal”
                                                   Dr. Thiru Thirukamoorthy
                                           Professor N D W Lionel Memorial Oration
09.30 am – 10.15 am                The challenge of the early arrivals: Preterm births revisited
                                                       Dr. Kapila Jayaratne

                                        HALL A                                       HALL B

                                     Symposium 1                                  Symposium 2
                        Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic: Les-         Are we forgetting the other Com-
10.30 am – 12.00 noon                 sons Learnt                            municable Diseases?
                         Experiences from Sri Lanka, UK, USA &            Leptospirosis, Influenza & TB
                                       Singapore

                                    Guest Lecture 1                              Guest Lecture 2
12.00 noon – 12.30 pm   Supporting Primary Care during COVID-19       Environment and Communicable Dis-
                                       Pandemic                                     eases

12.30 pm – 01.30 pm         Lunch and Free Paper Session 1              Lunch and Free Paper Session 2

01.30 pm – 02.30 pm         Lunch and Free Paper Session 3              Lunch and Free Paper Session 4

                                    Guest Lecture 3                              Guest Lecture 4
02.30 pm – 03.00 pm
                           Looking Good in the “New World”                    COVID & Sexual Health

                                                                                  Symposium 4
                                     Symposium 3                      Emerging & Re-emerging Infections
                        Challenges in the management of COVID-        Global Scenario, are we prepared for
                                       19 infection                           another pandemic?
03.00 pm – 04.30 pm
                         Dilemmas in laboratory diagnosis, pre-       Public Health Response to infection
                                 scribing as we go &                              prevention
                                Challenges in treatment              Preventing future pandemics: explor-
                                                                        ing a planetary health response

04.30 pm – 05.30 pm                                Health Innovation Awards

      05.30 pm                                         Tea & End of Day 2

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            Time                       Day 3 – Sunday, 26th July 2020
                                                               Plenary 1
                               Digital Delights and Spectacular Social Media in Continuing Professional
     09.00 am – 09.30 am
                                                            Development
                                                         Dr. Lawrence Sherman
                                                               Plenary 2
     09.30 am – 10.15 am           Promoting Ethics & Professionalism during COVID-19 pandemic
                                                            Dr. Henrik Syse

       10.15 – 10.30 am                                            Tea

                                          HALL A                                       HALL B
                             Symposium 5 (Panel discussion)
                                                                                   Symposium 6
                            Right-based approach to delivering
                                                                         Impact of COVID-19: Policy Implica-
    10.30 am – 12.00 noon            comprehensive
                                                                                       tions
                            SRH Services for all in the New Nor-
                                                                     Primary Healthcare, NCD & Migration
                                            mal
                                     Guest Lecture 5                              Guest Lecture 6
    12.00 noon – 12.30 pm     Gender Equity & Rights during          Nutrition for Infants during emergen-
                                      emergencies                                      cies

     12.30 pm – 01.30 pm      Lunch and Free Paper Session 5              Lunch and Free Paper Session 6

     01.30 pm – 02.30 pm      Lunch and Free Paper Session 7              Lunch and Free Paper Session 8

                                       Symposium 7                                 Symposium 8
     02.30 pm - 04.00 pm
                               Fast Forward to the “Future”              Psychosocial issues: During & After

                                                   Dr S C Paul Memorial Oration
                             Child Mental Health: Literacy, Burden, Cultural Aspects and Developing Ser-
     04.00 pm – 04.45 pm
                                                          vices for Sri Lanka!
                                                       Dr Miyuru Chandradasa

     06.30 pm - 09.30 pm                             Doctors’ Concert

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           PROGRAMME IN DETAIL

    Virtual Pre-congress Workshops

               Pre-Congress Workshop 1
            Microplastics in Sri Lanka & Human Health
                    10th July 2020, 12.00 noon to 2.00 pm

                              CHAIRPERSON
            Professor Indika Karunathilake & Dr Sajith Edirisinghe
SPEAKERS      Dr. H. M. P. Kithsiri
              Deputy Director General/ Research and Development,
              National Aquatic Resources Research & Development Agency

              Mr. N. S. Gamage
              Director (Investigations), Central Environmental Authority,

              Dr. M.F.M. Fairoz
              Dean, Faculty of Fisheries of Ocean Science, Ocean University of Sri
              Lanka, Crow Island, Mattakkuliya

              Dr. Madura M. Wehella
              Additional Secretary, Planning & Performance Review, Ministry of
              Education

              Professor Mahesh Jayaweera
              Department of Civil Engineering, University of Moratuwa

              Mr. Ranil Vitharana
              Chief Innovation Officer at MAS Holdings

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                              Pre-Congress Workshop 2
                                          Deans’ Round Table
                  “Future of Medical Education – Adapting to New Normal”
                                   12th July 2020, 12.00 noon to 2.00 pm

                                             CHAIRPERSON
                           Professor Indika Karunathilake & Dr Sajith Edirisinghe

         SPEAKERS      Professor Vasanthy Arasaratnam,
                       Standing Committee on Medical and Dental Sciences

                       Professor Vidya Jyothi Vajira H.W. Dissanayake
                       Dean, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo
                       Professor Surangi Yasawardena
                       Dean, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayawardenepura

                       Professor Asiri Abegunawardena,
                       Dean, Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya

                       Professor P. S. Wijesinghe
                       Dean, Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya
                       Professor K. D. Pathirana,
                       Professor in Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ruhuna

                       Dr. Angela Arulpragasam Anthony,
                       Dean, Faculty of Health-care Sciences, Eastern University of Sri Lanka

                       Dr S. Raviraj
                       Dean, Faculty of Medicine, University of Jaffna
                       Dr Sanjeewa Bowatte
                       Dean, Faculty of Medicine, Wayamba University of Sri Lanka
                       Dr. Senaka Pilapitiya
                       Dean, Faculty of Medicine and Allied Sciences, Rajarata University of Sri Lanka

                       Gp. Cpt. (Dr) R.A.N.K. Wijesinghe
                       Dean, Faculty of Medicine, General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University

                       Professor Nirmali Wickramaratne
                       Dean, Faculty of Medicine, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka

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                        Pre-Congress Workshop 4
              Recognition of Medical Qualifications Beyond - 2023
                             17th July 2020, 12.00 noon to 2.00 pm

                                       CHAIRPERSON
   Professor Indika Karunathilake, President Sri Lanka Medical Association
   Professor Nilanthi de Silva, Vice President, Sri Lanka Medical Council
   Professor Kosala Marambe, Department of Medical Education, Faculty of Medicine,
   University of Peradeniya

SPEAKERS        Dr Thomas Zapata
                World Health Organization, South East Asia Regional Office

                Dr Palitha Abekoon
                World Health Organization expert in Medical Education
                Dr Assanga Hapugoda
                Registrar, Sri Lanka Medical Council

                Dr Dujeepa Samarasekara
                Executive Committee Member, World Federation for Medical Education

                        Pre-Congress Workshop 5
                    Clinical Genomics for Medical Practitioners
                             18th July 2020, 08.00 am to 1.00 pm

             Conducted by the Human Genetics Society in Collaboration with the
              Human Genetics Unit, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo

     TIME           TOPIC

                    Introduction
08:00 - 08:10 am    Dr Nirmala Sirisena, Senior Lecturer and Clinical Geneticist, Human Genetics
                    Unit, Faculty of Medicine, Colombo
                    Chromosomal Disorders & Cytogenetic Diagnostics
08:10 - 08:30 am    Dr Sampath Paththinige, Senior Lecturer and Clinical Geneticist, Depart-
                    ment of Anatomy, Rajarata University of Sri Lanka
                    Basic Molecular Genetics & Genetic Diagnostics
08:30 - 08:50 am    Dr Kalum Wetthasinghe, Senior Lecturer and Medical Geneticist, Human
                    Genetics Unit, Faculty of Medicine, Colombo
                    Patterns of Inheritance
08:50 - 09: 10 am   Dr Lahiru Prabodha, Senior Lecturer and Clinical Geneticist, Dept. of Anato-
                    my, University of Ruhuna, Karapitiya
                    Alpha and Beta Thalassemias
09:10 - 09:30 am    Dr Asantha Jayawardana, Senior Lecturer and Clinical Geneticist, Dept. of
                    Anatomy, Rajarata University of Sri Lanka
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                            Hereditary Breast & Colorectal Cancers
        09:30 - 09:50 am    Dr Nirmala Sirisena, Senior Lecturer and Clinical Geneticist, Human Genetics
                            Unit, Faculty of Medicine, Colomb
                            Reproductive Genetics & Prenatal Diagnostics
         9:50 - 10:10 am    Dr Padmapani Padeniya, Senior Lecturer and Clinical Geneticist, Dept. of
                            Anatomy, University of Kelaniya
                            Clinical & Molecular Diagnostic Approach to the Dysmorphic Child
        10:10 - 10:30 am    Dr Dineshani Hettiarachchi, Lecturer, Human Genetics Unit, Faculty of Medi-
                            cine, Colombo
        10:30 - 10:40 am    BREAK
                            Neurogenetic Disorders & Dystrophinopathies
        10:40 - 11:00 am    Dr Dulika Sumathipala, Lecturer, Human Genetics Unit, Faculty of Medicine,
                            Colombo
                            Genetic Disorders of the Eye
        11:00 - 11:20 am    Dr Sajith Edirisinghe, Lecturer and Clinical Geneticist, Dept. of Anatomy,
                            University of Sri Jayewardenepura
                            Skeletal Dysplasias
        11:20 - 11:40 am    Dr Yasas Kolombage, Lecturer, Department of Anatomy, Faculty of
                            Medicine, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka
                            Inherited Cardiomyopathy and Arrhythmias
        11:40 - 12:00 am    Dr Thurayratnam Chenthuran, Senior Lecturer and Medical Geneticist,
                            Dept. of Anatomy, University of Jaffna
                            Basic Haemato-Oncogenetics
        12:00 - 12:20 am    Professor Hemali Goonasekera, Associate Professor and Consultant Haema-
                            tologist, Human Genetics Unit, Faculty of Medicine, Colombo
                            Pharmacogenomics
        12:20 - 12:40 am    Professor Vajira Dissanayake, Senior Professor and Medical Geneticist, Hu-
                            man Genetics Unit, Faculty of Medicine, Colombo

                            Implementing Genomic Medicine in Clinical Practice - Case Based
                            Discussions
        12:40 - 01:00 am
                            Professor Vajira Dissanayake, Senior Professor and Medical Geneticist,
                            Human Genetics Unit, Faculty of Medicine, Colomb

                                Pre-Congress Workshop 6
                      Preventing the next pandemic: One Health approach
                                     20th July 2020, 09.00 am to 11.00 am

                                               MODERATORS
               Professor Indika Karunathilake, President Sri Lanka Medical Association
               Dr. D.D.N. de Silva, President Sri Lanka Veterinary Association
               Professor Saroj Jayasinghe, Senior Professor and Chair of Medicine, Faculty of
               Medicine, University of Colombo
               Dr Tharanga Thoradeniya, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Medicine, University of Co-
               lombo, Assistant Secretary, SLVA

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SPEAKERS       Professor Malik Peiris
               Chair Professor - Department of Microbiology, University of Hong Kong, Fac-
               ulty of Medicine, Hong Kong
               Honorary Consultant Microbiologist, Queen Mary Hospital and Scientific Di-
               rector, HKU-Pasteur Research Centre, Hong Kong

               Dr B.M.A. Oswin Perera
               Visiting Professor, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science, University
               of Peradeniya
               Director of the Sri Lanka Wildlife Health Centre

               Professor N.P Sunil-Chandra
               Senior Professor & Chair of Medical Microbiology, University of Kalaniya

               Dr Ravi Bandara Dissanayake
               Veterinary epidemiologist
               Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Rome

               Dr Tikiri Priyantha Wijayathilaka
               AMR Technical Officer – World Organization for Animal Health, Sub-Regional
               Representation for South East Asia, Thailand

               Dr. Dilan Amila Satharasinghe
               Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science, University of
               Peradeniya

                       Pre-Congress Workshop 7
International Year of the Nurse & the Midwife: Health Workforce Develop-
                     ment beyond COVID-19 Pandemic
                             22nd July 2020, 09.00 am to 11.00 am

                                      MODERATORS
                                    Dr. Sajith Edirisinghe

      Time           Title

                     Global & regional perspective of sustaining essential MCH services in the
 9.00 am -9.20 am    COVID-19 & Beyond
                     Dr Anoma Jayathilaka, Medical Officer Maternal and Reproductive Health,
                     WHO/SEARO

                     Improving quality of Midwifery services in RMNCAH care during COVID-
9.20 am -09.40 am    19 outbreak and beyond: Lessons learned and Key actions for Sri Lanka
                     Dr Chitramalee de Silva, Director - Maternal and Child Health, Family
                     Health Bureau, Ministry of Health

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                             Addressing the need for capacity development among nurses in face of
       9.40 am – 10.00 am    the pandemic
                             Mrs. Asoka Abeynayake, Director / Nursing, Ministry of Health

                             Tools and Technologies for Professional Development in “New normal” in
                             the context of nursing and midwifery in Sri Lanka
       10.10 am -10.20 am    Dr Sudath Samaraweera,
                             Deputy Director General/Education, Training and Research, Ministry of
                             Health

                             New role of human resource in talent management of health workforce
       10.20 am -10.40 am    Ms. Chathuri Wimalanaga, Manager, Human Resources, Asiri Hospital
                             Holdings PLC

       10.40 am -11.00 am    Discussion

                                Pre-Congress Workshop 8
           Practical Infection Prevention and Control Considerations in the Fight
                                      against COVID-19
                                    23rd July 2020, 02.00 pm to 03.30 pm

                                             MODERATORS
                            Dr. Shirani Chandrasiri Professor Indika Karunathilake

             Time           Title

                            What we know about COVID-19 infection among health care workers
       2.00 pm – 2.20 pm
                            April Baller, WHO Health Emergencies, Geneva, Switzerland

                            Rational use of PPE and infection prevention and control of COVID-19: Min-
       2.20 pm – 2.40 pm    imum recommendations for Sri Lanka
                            Dr Madhumanee Abeywardena, Consultant Microbiologist

                            Environmental surface disinfection during COVID-19 outbreak
       2.40 pm – 3.00 pm    Dr Vaithehi Rajeevan Francis
                            Consultant Microbiologist

                            Introduction to the IPC training module for health care workers
       3.00 pm – 3.10 pm    Dr Sudath Dharmaratne, Director, Directorate of Healthcare Quality and
                            Safety and WHO Country Office

       3.10 pm – 3.30 pm    Discussion

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             Virtual Medical Congress

                DAY 1       -      Friday, 24th July 2020
                         INAUGURATION
             “Wijerama House”, No 06, Wijerama Mawatha, Colombo 07

 5.30 pm - 6.00pm
                      Guests take their seats

 6.00 pm – 6.10 pm
                      Arrival of the Guest of Honour

 6.10 pm – 6.20 pm
                      Ceremonial Procession

 6.20 pm – 6.30 pm
                      National Anthem

 6.25 pm – 6.40 pm
                      Lighting the Lamp of Learning

                      Welcome Address
 6.40 pm – 6.50 pm
                      Professor Indika Karunathilake
                      President, SLMA
                      Address by the Guest of Honour
 6.50 pm – 7.00 pm
                      Major General Dr. Sanjeewa Munasinghe
                      Secretary, Ministy of Health, Sri Lanka
                      Address by the Guest of Honour
                      Dr. Dujeepa Samarasinghe
 7.00 pm – 7.10 pm
                      Chair, Faculty Teaching Excellence Committee, School of Medicine,
                      National University of Singapore
 7.10 pm – 7.20 pm
                      Launch of the SLMA CPD portal and Health Educational Material

                      Vote of Thanks
07.30 pm – 07.40 pm
                      Dr. Sumithra Tissera
                      Honorary Secretary, SLMA
                      THE SLMA ORATION 2020

                      Professor Sachith Mettananda
07.40 pm – 08.25 pm   MBBS, DCH, MD (Paed), Dphil(Oxon), FRCP (Edin)
                      Professor and Head – Department of Paediatrics, Faculty of
                      Medicine, University of Kelaniya
                      Consultant Paediatrician, Colombo North Teaching Hospital,
                      Ragama
08.25 pm – 08.55 pm
                      Musical Interlude

     08.55 pm         The procession leaves the hall

     09.00 pm         Refreshments

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                            Day 2 – Saturday, 25th July 2020

    09.00 am – 09.30 am     KEYNOTE ADDRESS
                            Chair: Professor Indika Karunathilake

                            CHALLENGES IN HEALTHCARE DELIVERY IN THE AREA OF PROFESSIONALISM IN
                            THE “NEW NORMAL”

                            Professor Thiru Thirukamoorthy
                            Adj. Professor, Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore

    09.30 am – 10.15 am
                                            PROFESSOR N D W LIONEL MEMORIAL ORATION

                                THE CHALLENGE OF THE EARLY ARRIVALS: PRETERM BIRTHS REVISITED

                                                         Dr. Kapila Jayaratne
                            Consultant Community Physician, National Program Manager – Maternal & Child
                             Morbidity & Mortality Surveillance, Family Health Bureau – Ministry of Health

    10.30 am – 12.00 noon   SYMPOSIUM 1                                                           HALL A
                            Chair: Professor Indika Karunathilake & Dr Olivia Corazon Nieveras

                            RESPONSE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC: LESSONS LEARNT
                            Experiences from Sri Lanka, UK, USA & Singapore

                            Sri Lanka - Dr Nihal Abeysinghe

                            UK- Professor Zafar Iqbal

                            USA - Dr. Navid Pour-Ghasemi

                            Singapore - Professor TEO Yik Ying
                            SYMPOSIUM 2                                                           HALL B
                            Chair: Dr. Sarath Gamini de Silva

                            ARE WE FORGETTING THE OTHER COMMUNICABLE DISEASES?

                            Leptospirosis
                            Dr. Panduka Karunanayake

                            Influenza in the setting of COVID-19
                            Dr Chandimani Undugodage

                            A battle of old and new; Repercussions of COVID 19 on Tuberculosis
                            Dr Neranjan Dissanayake

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12.00 noon – 12.30 pm   GUEST LECTURE 1                                                                  HALL A
                        Chair : Dr Sankha Randenikumara

                        SUPPORTING PRIMARY CARE DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC

                        Professor Michael Kidd

                        GUEST LECTURE 2                                                                  HALL B
                        Chair : Dr. Sajith Edirisinghe

                        ENVIRONMENT AND COMMUNICABLE DISEASES

                        Professor Bruce Maycock

12.30 pm – 01.30 pm
                                                 LUNCH AND FREE PAPER SESSIONS

                        Free Paper Sessions 1                                                            HALL A

                        OP: 15 Viability of the Amniotic Membrane in Several Solutions
                        Suraji LHH, Adhikarie AAAP, Wijeyaratne SM, De Silva MVC, Ranaweera GG

                        OP: 16 Surgery for Insulinomas – a Single Unit Experience
                        Jayasinghe R, Subasinghe D, Sivaganesh S

                        OP: 17 Upper Limb Vascular Injuries, a Unique Problem. A Single Unit Experience in a
                        Tertiary Care Centre
                        Kapilan G, Arudchelvam J

                        OP: 18 A Seasonal Killer; Variability of the Incidence of Necrotizing Fasciitis with the
                        Weather Pattern
                        De Silva GPUP, Bandara HMC, Rathnayake RMSSB, Karunadasa MSE

                        OP: 19 Outcome of Open Live Donor Nephrectomies in 258 Cases
                        Laksiri HPW, Arudchelvam J

                        OP: 20 Endoscopic Ultrasound-Guided Transmural Drainage of Pancreatic Fluid Collec-
                        tions. A Study to Analyze its Efficacy and Complications
                        Fernandopulle N

                        OP: 21 Anatomical Variations of the Renal Vasculature and its Association with the
                        Outcome of Live Donor Nephrectomies
                        Laksiri W, Arudchelvam J

                        Free Paper Session 2                                                             HALL B
                        OP: 01 Practice and Socio-Demographic Determinants of Diabetes Self-Care among
                        Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
                        Fernando SSW, Danansuriya MN
                        OP: 02 A Retrospective Comparative Study on the Outcomes of a Low Dose and High
                        Dose Cyclophosphamide Regimen in the Management of Class III and IV Lupus Nephri-
                        tis in Sri Lanka
                        Wijayaratne DR, Atukorala I, Gunawardena NS, Wijesundara DA, Gunarathna K, Lan-
                        erolle RD

                        OP: 03 Clinico-Epidemiology of Hypnale zara (Hump-Nosed Viper) Envenoming in Sri
                        Lanka
                        Rathnayaka RMMKN, Ranathunga PEAN, Kularatne SAM

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    12.30 pm – 01.30 pm    Free Paper Session 2                                                          HALL B

                           OP: 04 Use of Antibiotics among Office Workers in a Private Company
                           Saneeja MAF, Sampath RW, Sampath PKI, Alagiyawanna D

                           OP: 06 Efficacy and Safety of Oral Hydroxyurea in Patients with Transfusion Depend-
                           ent β Thalassaemia: a Randomized Double-Blind Placebo-Controlled Clinical Trial
                           Yasara N, Wickramarathne N, Silva I, Hameed N, Attanayaka AMKR, Jayasinghe VL, Wick-
                           ramasinghe N, Rodrigo R, Perera L, Mettananda KCD, Manamperi A, Premawardhena A,
                           Mettananda S

                           OP: 07 Duration before Hospitalization, Hospital Stay and the Clinical Course of COVID-
                           19 Patients in Sri Lanka: Evidence from First 100 Patients Following Discharge or Death
                           Wickramasinghe ND, Jayakody S, Hewage SA, Wijewickrama A, Gunewardena NS, Idam-
                           pitiya D, Palihawadana P, Jasinghe A, Prathapan S, Arambepola C

                           OP: 50 Caregiver Burden in Relation to Child's Disability among Primary Caregivers of
                           Children with Cerebral Palsy attending a Sri Lankan Tertiary Care Facility
                           Hewawitharana BDR, De Silva MHA, Wickramarachchi WAPS, Wijesinghe CJ

    01.30 pm – 02.30 pm    Free Paper Sessions 3                                                         HALL A

                           OP: 28 Balance, Hand Grip Strength and Risk of Falling in Children with Visual Impair-
                           ment
                           Ruwanmali PAS, Dissanayake WDN

                           OP: 29 Childhood Asthma and its Association with Selected Obstetric and Neonatal
                           Factors among Children Aged 3 -10 Years in Tertiary Care Hospitals in Colombo District
                           Deen FAH, Kottahachchi KC, Perera SS, Dissanayake DMOC, Jayakaduwa JS, Undugodage
                           C, Jayakody S

                           OP: 30 In-Utero Exposure to Tsunami and Conflict and Adolescent Health in Sri Lanka
                           Devakumar D, Sathiyadas MG, Jayawardana P, Arulpragasam A, Busert L, Osmond C, Fall
                           CHD, Wells JCK, Wickramasinghe PV

                           OP: 31 Gender Difference in Accuracy Error in Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis Com-
                           pared to Dual Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry in the Measurement of Body Composition
                           Indices in Obese Children
                           de Silva MHAD, Hewawasam RP, Lekamwasam S

                           OP: 32 Differences in Serum Markers of Oxidative Stress in Well Controlled and Poorly
                           Controlled Asthmatic Children in Sri Lanka
                           Fernando YN, Wickramasinghe VP, Anuradha KWDA, De Silva U, Alahakoon M, Handun-
                           netti S

                           OP: 33 Association of Severe Asthma with Allergic Rhinoconjunctivitis and Eczema in a
                           Cohort of Preschool Children of Anuradhapura District, Sri Lanka
                           Rajapakse RMSI, Amarasiri WADL, Yasaratne BMGD, Warnasekara YPJN, Agampodi SB

                           Free Paper Session 4                                                          HALL B
                           OP: 22 Screening for Future Metabolic and Cardiovascular Risks: a Missed Opportunity
                           During Pregnancy
                           Jayasinghe HMIU, Hettiarachchi DAU, Koralegedara KIS, Amarasinghe GS, Warnasekara
                           YPJN, Wickramasinghe ND, Kumara DMA, Agampodi TC, Agampodi SB

                           OP: 23 Awareness and its Associates of Occupational Hazards and Safety Practices
                           Among Medical Laboratory Technologists Working in Government Tertiary Care Health
                           Institutions in Colombo District
                           Karunarathna BJ, Weerasinghe MC

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01.30 pm – 02.30 pm   Free Paper Session 4                                                          HALL B

                      OP: 24 Assessment of Direct Out of Pocket Expenditure of Tuberculosis Treatment in
                      Intensive Phase in Kalutara District
                      Ranawaka N, Nandasena YLS

                      OP: 25 Prevalence and Correlates of Smoking, Alcohol Consumption and Illicit Sub-
                      stance Abuse in School Adolescents in Sri Lanka
                      Kumbukage MP, Senanayake SJ, Gunawardena SRHP, Wickramasinghe SC, Loku-
                      balasooriya A, Gunawardena NS, Pieris R, Wickramasinghe SA, Maddumahewa CV

                      OP: 26 Prevalence of Cardiovascular Conditions among First Trimester Pregnant Fe-
                      males in Anuradhapura District
                      Hettiarachchi DAU, Lokunarangoda NC, Agampodi TC, Jayasinghe HMIU, Koralegedara
                      KIS, Warnasekara YPJN, Madhushika MMH, Agampodi SB

                      OP: 27 Quality of Life in Elderly in Rural Sri Lanka: a Large Community-Based Cross-
                      Sectional Study
                      Wickramasinghe ND, Perera RA, Agampodi SB

                      OP: 11 Graduate Perceptions on Teaching of Clinical Relevance in Different Compo-
                      nents of the Colombo MBBS Curriculum

02.30 pm – 03.00 pm   GUEST LECTURE 3                                                               HALL A
                      Chair: Dr. Indika Kahawita

                      Looking Good in the “New World”
                      Dr. Nayani Madarasinghe

                      GUEST LECTURE 4                                                               HALL B
                      Chair: Dr. Chitran Hathurusinghe

                      COVID & Sexual Health
                      Dr. Lilani Rajapakshe

03.00 pm – 04.30 pm   SYMPOSIUM 3                                                                   HALL A
                      Chair: Professor Gita Fernando & Dr. Preethi Wijegunawardene

                      CHALLENGES IN THE MANAGEMENT OF COVID-19 INFECTION

                      Dilemmas in laboratory diagnosis
                      Dr. Jude Jayamaha

                      Prescribing as we go
                      Professor Chandanie Wanigatunge

                      Challenges in treatment
                      Dr. Ananda Wijewickrama

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                           SYMPOSIUM 4                                                       HALL B
                           Chair: Dr. Asela Olupeliyawa

                           EMERGING & RE-EMERGING INFECTIONS

                           Global Scenario
                           Professor Malik Peiris

                           Public Health Response to infection prevention
                           Professor Manuj C Weerasinghe

                           Preventing future pandemics: exploring a planetary health re-
                           sponse
                           Professor Saroj Jayasinghe

  04.30 pm – 05.30 pm                               HEALTH INNOVATION AWARDS
         05.30 pm                                           TEA & END OF DAY 2

                           Day 3 – Sunday, 26th July 2020
    09.00 am – 09.30 am    PLENARY 1
                           Chair: Professor Indika Karunathilake

                           DIGITAL DELIGHTS AND SPECTACULAR SOCIAL MEDIA IN CONTINUING PROFES-
                           SIONAL DEVELOPMENT

                           Dr. Lawrence Sherman

    09.30 am – 10.15 am    PLENARY 2
                           Chair: Dr. Malik Fernando

                           PROMOTING ETHICS & PROFESSIONALISM DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC

                           Dr. Henrik Syse

    10.15 am – 10.30 am    Tea break
   10.30 am – 12.00 noon   SYMPOSIUM 5                                                       HALL A
                           Moderator: Mr. Sriyal Nilanka

                           RIGHT-BASED APPROACH TO DELIVERING COMPREHENSIVE SRH
                           SERVICES FOR ALL IN THE NEW NORMAL

                           Panellists
                           Professor Susan Sawyer, Dr. Suchitra Dalvie, Professor Hemantha
                           Senanayake, Ms. Tanzila Khan

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10.30 am – 12.00 noon   SYMPOSIUM 6                                                                      HALL B
                        Chair: Dr. Jayasundara Bandara & Professor Indika Karunathilake

                        IMPACT OF COVID-19: POLICY IMPLICATIONS

                        Five shifts required by health systems
                        Dr Mickey Chopra

                        Non-communicable diseases
                        Dr Vindya Kumarappeli

                        Migration
                        Dr Razia Pendse

12.00 noon – 12.30 pm   GUEST LECTURE 5                                                                  HALL A
                        Chair : Ms. Madusha Dissanayake

                        GENDER EQUITY & RIGHTS DURING EMERGENCIES

                        Professor Liesl A Nydegger

12.00 noon – 12.30 pm   GUEST LECTURE 6                                                                  HALL B
                        Chair : Dr. BJC Perera

                        Nutrition for Infants during emergencies

                        Professor Colin Binns

12.30 pm – 01.30 pm                              LUNCH AND FREE PAPER SESSIONS

                        Free Paper Sessions 5                                                            HALL A
                        OP: 08 Impact of COVID-19 on Postgraduate Surgical Training - a Global Perspective
                        Wijerathne HGPK

                        OP: 09 Training of Medical Officers in Peripheral Medical Clinics to Screen for Diabetic
                        Retinopathy using Direct Ophthalmoscopy
                        Wewalwala WHD, Fonseka HCN, Aryasinghe JAD, Amarasinghe BA, Piyasena MMPN

                        OP: 10 Online Clinical Cased Based Discussions as a Novel Education Tool
                        Jayarathne YGSW, Pilapitiya SD, Lokunarangoda NC, Sarathchandra RDNC, Chandrakuma-
                        ra WAJC, Amarakoon GGGT, Srishankar S, Wickramasinghe BAM, Kumara DMA

                        OP: 12 Reconstruction of Metabolic Pathways for the Setaria digitata Whole Genome
                        Rashanthy N, Kothalawala MSA, Mugunamalwaththa TS, Darshika WAS, Lakmali GLY,
                        Kasun de Zoysa, Chandrasekharan NV, Gunawardene YINS, Prashanth Suravajhala, Dassa-
                        nayake RS

                        OP: 13 Are They Ready to Handle Anaphylaxis?: a Study among Pre-Intern Medical
                        Graduates of Three Universities in Sri Lanka
                        Wijekoon CN, Fernando ADA, Dissanayake AS, Wettasinghe I, Gunawardana M, Minu-
                        wanpitiya G, Jayawardane P, Thenuwara PM

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    12.30 pm – 01.30 pm   Free Paper Sessions 5                                                            HALL A
                          OP: 14 Assessment of Plate Waste in Base Hospital, Warakapola
                          Mallawarachchi SMNSM, Mallawarachchi CH, Dalpatadu KCS

                          Free Paper Session 6                                                             HALL B

                          OP: 41 Comparative Effect of Crude Extracts of Two Sri Lankan Medicinal Plants (Epaltes
                          divaricata and Vetiveria zizanioides) against Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus
                          Rathnayake H, De Zoyza MHN, Hewawasam RP, Wijayaratne WMDGB

                          OP: 42 Clinicopathological Profile of Cutaneous Leishmaniasis in Army Personnel in the
                          Kilinochchi and Mulllativu Districts of Sri Lanka
                          Wijesinghe HD, Gunathilaka N, Semege S, Pathirana KPN, Manamperi N, de Silva MVC,
                          Fernando SD

                          OP: 43 Endoscopic Ultrasound Guided Fine Needle Aspiration in Patients with Pancre-
                          atic Masses: a Study to Assess its Efficacy and Complications
                          Fernandopulle N, Matthias T

                          OP: 44 The Incidence and Patterns of Lung Cancers in Sri Lanka from 2001-2010: Analysis
                          of National Cancer Registry Data
                          Jayarajah U, Arulprashanth A, Fernando A, Ilangamge S, Seneviratne SA

                          OP: 45 Burkholderia pseudomallei Peri-Prosthetic Infection following Medial Malleolar
                          Internal Fixation: a Case Report
                          Koculen V, Jayarajah U, Arulprashanth A, Palkumbura C, Faleel A, Sooriyarachchi R

                          OP: 46 Unintentional Injuries Among In-School Adolescents in Sri Lanka
                          Gallage AOP, Wickramasinghe SA, Senanayake SJ, Kumbukage MP, Gunawardena SRHP,
                          Wickramasinghe SC, Lokubalasooriya A, Gunawardena NS, Peries R, Maddumahewa CV

                          OP: 47 Epidemiological and Clinical Characteristics of Covid-19 Patients: the Initial Expe-
                          rience of Sri Lanka
                          Hewage SA, Wickramasinghe ND, Jayakody S, Arambepola CA, Gunewardena NS, Wijew-

    01.30 pm – 02.30 pm   Free Paper Sessions 7                                                            HALL A
                          OP: 34 Early Pregnancy Mental Health Reflecting Health System Deficits and the Need
                          for Psychosocial Support in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka
                          Amarasinghe GS, Senanayeka TD, Wijesinghe ADN, Sundharum R, Herath KM, Malasekera
                          C, Wickramasinghe A, Agampodi TC

                          OP: 35 Translation and Validation of Abnormal Involuntary Movement Scale (AIMS) into
                          Sinhala
                          Baminiwatte A, Bandara T, Liyanage H, Perera M, Kuruppuarachchi KALA, Hapangama A

                          OP: 36 Association between Toxoplasmosis and Schizophrenia - Preliminary Findings of
                          a Case Control Study
                          Dayabandara LRM, Galhenage J, Perera I, Gange Y, Dayananda S, Gunatillake H, Gun-
                          awardena S

                          OP: 37 Randomized Controlled Trial Investigating the Effectiveness of Cognitive Behav-
                          iour Group Therapy Compared to a Waitlist Control in the Treatment of University Stu-
                          dents with Social Phobia
                          Hapangama A, de Silva BGR, de Zoysa PT, Kuruppuarachchi KALA, Ravindran A, Wick-
                          remasinghe AR, Williams SS

                          OP: 38 Prevalence and Correlates of Interpersonal Violence Among In-School Adoles-
                          cents in Sri Lanka
                          Wickramasinghe SA, Kumbukage MP, Senanayake SJ, Gunawardena SRHP, Wick-
                          ramasinghe SC, Lokubalasooriya A, Gunawardena NS, Peries R, Maddumahewa CV
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01.30 pm – 02.30 pm   Free Paper Sessions 7                                                          HALL A

                      OP: 39 The Health Effects of the Combined Use of Protein, Multivitamins and Electrolyte
                      Dietary Supplements on Sri Lankan Athletes: a Pilot Study
                      Fernando PNJ, Pigera S, Rashani SAN, Niriella MA, Jayawickreme S, de Silva AP

                      OP: 40 Prevalence of Geriatric Depression and Associated Factors in Institutionalized
                      Elders: a Descriptive Study in Galle District

                      Free Paper Session 8                                                           HALL B
                      OP: 48 Economic Burden of Out-Of-Pocket Expenditure During Early Pregnancy: Evidence
                      from a Pregnancy Cohort in the Anuradhapura District
                      Gunarathne SP, Wickramasinghe ND, Agampodi TC, Prasanna RPIR, Agampodi SB

                      OP: 49 Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices Regarding Dengue Fever among Mothers of
                      Paediatric Dengue Victims at Colombo South Teaching Hospital, Sri Lanka
                      Sainiranjan B, Sainiranjan P, Pirabakar M, Ariyadasa T, Razeen FZ

                      OP: 51 Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Counselling for the Correct Inhaler Techniques
                      among Asthmatic Patients
                      Madushika KBP, Pathiraja VM, Jayasinghe C, Dhanarisi HKJ, Mohamed F

                      OP: 52 A Sustainable Program for the Innovations to Combat COVID-19 Pandemic in Sri
                      Lanka
                      Padeniya A, Colombage P, Samarasinghe H, Silva TEUND, Aluthge H, Fernando S, Soysa
                      ND, Ananda S, Lanerolle ND, Navodanie MRUN

                      OP: 53 Echocardiographic Evaluation of Anthracycline-Induced Cardiotoxicity in Breast
                      Cancer Patients from Southern Sri Lanka
                      Sandamali JAN, Hewawasam RP, Fernando MACSS, Jayatilaka KAPW, Madurawe RD,
                      Sadanandan PP, Ekanayaka U, Horadugoda J

                      OP: 54 Meteorological Associations of Leptospirosis in Different Climate Zones of Sri
                      Lanka; a Time Series Analysis
                      Warnasekara YPJN, Agampodi SB, Ranawaka HCJ, Dembatapitiya DRWNK, Wijesinghe
                      PATAB, Dewapriya IKS, Koralegedara KIS, Abeynayake R

                      OP: 05 EEG Patterns during Mindfulness Meditation
                      Marasinghe MGCP, Tennakoon V, Mahawithanage STC
02.30 pm - 04.00 pm   SYMPOSIUM 7                                                                     HALL A
                      Chair: Dr Pandula Siribaddana

                      FAST FORWARD TO THE “FUTURE”

                      Go back to Human Mode from Auto Mode
                      Professor Rangika Halwathura

                      Advances in delivery of Education
                      Dr Dujeepa D. Samarasekera

                      New frontiers in Health Communication
                      Dr. Dinil Abeygunawardena

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     02.30 pm - 04.00 pm   SYMPOSIUM 8                                                               HALL B
                           Chair: Dr. Padma Gunaratne

                           PSYCHOSOCIAL ISSUES: DURING & AFTER

                           Livelihoods and mental health
                           D. Vajira Dharmawardene

                           Burnout among healthcare workers during the covid-19 pandemic
                           Professor Wah-Yun LOW

                           The nature of, and coping with, family conflict during a lockdown
                           Professor Piyanjali de Zoysa
     04.00 pm – 04.45 pm                          DR S C PAUL MEMORIAL ORATION

                             Child Mental Health: Literacy, Burden, Cultural Aspects and Developing Ser-
                                                         vices for Sri Lanka!

                                                        Dr Miyuru Chandradasa
                                             MBBS (Colombo) MD (Colombo) MRCPsych (UK)
                             Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Colombo North Teaching Hospital
                                                               in Ragama
                            Senior Lecturer, Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, the University of
                                                                Kelaniya
                             Senior Lecturer (Honorary), Faculty of Medicine Nursing and Health Sciences of
                                                   the Monash University, Australia.

     06.30 pm –09.00 pm                            DOCTORS’ CONCERT

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      EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMME FOR THE
              GENERAL PUBLIC

                         Day 1 - Saturday 25th July 2020
SESSION 1
09.30 am – 11.00 am      Let’s know about        •     Dr Yasas Abeywickrama – Consultant Plastic & Re-
                              injuries                 constructive Surgeon
                                                 •     Dr Ayeshmantha Peiris – Consultant Ophthalmolo-
                                                       gist
                                                 •     Dr Lalith Ekanayake – Surgeon Rear Admiral Consult-
                                                       ant Physician, Consultant in Diving & Hyperbaric
                                                       Medicine
SESSION 2
11.30 am – 01.00 pm     Kids & Adolescents:      •     Dr BJC Perera - Consultant Paediatrician
                           What are your         •     Dr Sajeewana Amarasinghe - Consultant Psychiatrist
                             concerns            •     Professor Shaman Rajindrajith - Consultant Paedia-
                         (Sinhala Medium)              trician

SESSION 3
01.30 pm – 03.00 pm     Kids & Adolescents:      •     Dr R Ajanthan - Consultant Paedeatrician
                           What are your         •     Dr Shanthini Ganeshan - Consultant Paedeatrician
                             concerns            •     D. Mahesan Ganeshan - Consultant Psychiatrist
                          (Tamil Medium)

SESSION 4
03.30 pm – 05.00 pm         Sex & You            • Dr Chiran Hathurusinghe – Consultant Venereologist
                                                 • Dr Prageeth Suranga - Consultant Venereologist

                          Day 2 – Sunday, 26th July 2020
SESSION 5
09.30 am – 11.00 am     Caring for the Elders        • Dr Padma Gunaratne - Consultant Neurologist
                                                     • Dr Udayangani Ramadasa - Consultant Physician
                                                     • Dr Dilhara Samaraweera - Consultant Physician
SESSION 6
12.00 noon – 01.30 pm   Tips to lead a healthy       • Dr Kayathri Periyasamy - Consultant Physician
                               life style            • Dr Noel Somasundaram – Consultant Endocrinologist
                           (Tamil Medium)            • Dr MK Ragunathan - Consultant Physician

SESSION 7
02.00 pm – 03.30 pm     Tips to lead a healthy       • Dr Priyankara Jayawardena - Consultant Physician
                               life style            • Dr Upul Dissanayake - Consultant Physician
                          (Sinhala Medium)           • Dr Navoda Attapattu – Consultant Paediatric Endocri-
                                                       nologist

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                               DOCTORS’ CONCERT
                                   6.30 pm to 9.00 pm
                                  Sunday, 26th July 2020
                     New Auditorium, PGIM Academic Centre, Colombo 8

      1.       Shantha Me Re Yame - Dr BJC Perera
               A capella - Students from Colombo Medical Faculty
      2.
               (Thirasara, Tharushi, Mihidinee, Uththara, Keshini, Maheshi, Danushi)
               Santana Medley – Dr Christo Fernando, Ray Gomes, Upali Fernando & Manoj Rama-
      3.
               nayake
      4.       Lo Ada Ninde – Professors Jennifer & Joe Perera
      5.       Soothe - Dil & Desh Dissanayake
      6.       Mini Mini Poda Wesse – Dr Kushlani Jayatilleke
      7.       “The Magical 80s” - Dr Yamuna Rajapakse and kids
               A flute solo - Professor Shaman Rajindrajith featuring Dr Kolitha Lelwala (keyboard) & Dr
      8.
               Sisira Dissanayake (tabla)
      9.       Nil Ahas Thale – Dr Anula Wijesundere with grandchildren
      10.      One Call Away – Nishalee Weeraratne
      11.      Laaba Sonduriyak – Dr Sanjeewani Rupasinghe
               Nim Him Sewwa – Drs Nirodha Jayawickrema and Sankha Randenikumara featuring In-
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               Senaka Batagoda Medley – Students from Kelaniya Medical Faculty
      13.      (Uvindu, Keshan, Vishan, Rumeshika, Savindi, Rameesha, Jishal, Evin, Sithiji, Solamon,
               Janidu)
      14.      Shallow – Dr Nilanka Munasinghe

               “Corona Vaada Baila” - Students from Sri Jayewardenepura Medical Faculty
      15.
                (Sathira, Akalanka, Anjana, Dasan, Gayan, Ishan, Iwoshini, Sandani, Senara, Sho-

      16.      Indunil Gangulel - Song by the SLMA Council

      17.      Clarence Medley & Nonstop - Dr Christo Fernando, Ray Gomes, Upali Fernando & Manoj

                                                    Band
                                         Ray Gomes (Bass Guitar)
                                      Upali Fernando (Rhythm Guitar)
                                      Manoj Ramanayake (Keyboard)
                                       Dr Mathisha de Silva (Drums)
                                       Dr Christo Fernando (Drums)

                                                Compere
                                           Dr Nimani De Lanerolle

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                         THE SLMA ORATION 2020

                                                       2016 in Medical Research and a Commonwealth
                                                       Scholarship award in 2012. He has also received sev-
                                                       eral awards during the Academic Sessions held by the
                                                       Sri Lanka Medical Association and the Annual Con-
                                                       gress of the Sri Lanka College of Paediatricians.

                                                       His research publications are many in number. He has
                                                       a H-index of 12 with over 60 publications in peer re-
                                                       viewed journals. Furthermore, he has authored 4
                                                       book chapters.

                                                       In addition to his numerous academic accomplish-
                                                       ments, he also serves in both the National Thalassae-
                                                       mia Council of Sri Lanka and the National Health Re-
                                                       search Council of Sri Lanka He is a member of the
                                                       Editorial Board of the Ceylon Medical Journal and the
                                                       Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health.
    Professor Sachith Mettananda
MBBS, DCH, MD (Paed), Dphil(Oxon), FRCP (Edin)             Improving the care for children with
Professor and Head – Department of Paediatrics,                 thalassaemia in Sri Lanka
   Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya

                                                       Thalassaemia is one of the most common genetic
Professor Sachith Mettananda is at present the         disorders in the world. It is particularly common in
Professor in Paediatrics and Head of the Depart-       the south and south east Asia including Sri Lanka.
ment of Paediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Univer-      Due to limitations and non-availability of curative
sity of Kelaniya. He is attached as a Consultant       therapies, most patients with severe b-thalassaemia
Paediatrician to the Colombo North Teaching            in Sri Lanka are managed medically with blood trans-
Hospital, Ragama.                                      fusions and iron chelation for life. Although, the med-
                                                       ical management has improved considerably during
                                                       the past decade, many patients in Sri Lanka do not
Having obtained his MBBS degree from the Uni-
                                                       survive beyond the fourth decade. This is in contrast
versity of Colombo with many accolades, he went
                                                       to higher life expectancies, usually up to the sixth
on to do his postgraduate studies; firstly, the Di-
                                                       decade, among patients in the developed world. In
ploma in Child Health in 2007 at which he ob-
                                                       this oration I aim to explore the reasons for this dis-
tained the prestigious SLCP Gold Medal and fol-
                                                       parity and to provide solutions to some of the out-
lowing this, the MD in Paediatrics from the Uni-
                                                       standing clinical and research questions in relation to
versity of Colombo.
                                                       the medical management of b-thalassaemia in Sri
                                                       Lanka.
He then obtained a DPhil from the University of
Oxford in 2015 and FRCP from Edinburgh in 2020.
                                                       We performed a multi-centred, cross-sectional study
Professor Mettananda is an accomplished re-
                                                       in the three largest thalassaemia centres situated in
searcher who has received numerous awards in-          Kurunegala, Anuradhapura and Ragama teaching hos-
cluding the President’s Award for Scientific Publi-    pitals that care for over two-thirds of patients with
cations in 2011, 2015 and 2016, the Ten Out-           thalassaemia in Sri Lanka. All regularly transfused
standing Young Persons (TOYP) in Sri Lanka Award       patients with b-thalassaemia who were aged be-

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